We are Disability Rights Ohio, the organization that serves as the Protection and Advocacy system and the Client Assistance Program (CAP) for people with disabilities in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally mandated program that advocates for and protects the rights of individuals with disabilities who are applying for or receiving rehabilitation services from the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) or the Ohio Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI), and/or the Independent Living Centers throughout Ohio.
We are here to make sure you know your employment rights.
You have the right to interview and do your job without discrimination.
You also have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations for your disability so that you can do your job.
If you are unable to get reasonable accommodations at work, we can help you understand how to make the request and what documentation you will need.
If you have not been successful in receiving the reasonable accommodation, we can advise you about filing a charge of discrimination.
We are here to help you with your vocational rehabilitation rights.
Do you need vocational rehabilitative services from BVR or BSVI to return to work? Disability Rights Ohio can help you get information about vocational rehabilitation services.
If you have concerns about services or decisions made by a vocational rehabilitation counselor, we can help with that, too.
If you disagree with a decision to close your vocational rehabilitation case or you need help with Centers for Independent Living, contact us for assistance. We can provide answers to your questions, guidance in understanding services and legal representation, if necessary.
We are here to tell you about your Social Security program rights.
If you have questions or need help with services under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act, we can give you information or even advocate for you.
If you feel you have not received enough services or correct services from a service provider or employer, we can help.
If you have questions about a Social Security overpayment and need help to understand your options, we can assist you.